UCLA-Oregon men’s basketball game postponed due to COVID-19 game official protocol – Press Telegram

The UCLA men’s basketball team is getting all too familiar with postponements. The Bruins’ game against Oregon was called off Wednesday afternoon due to COVID-19 testing and contact tracing protocols for game officials.

CBSSports senior writer Matt Norlander first reported that one of the officials scheduled to work the game tested positive for COVID-19.

The Pac-12 will work with both programs to attempt to find a mutually agreeable date to reschedule the contest.

It’s the third time this season a game has been postponed for UCLA, the first two coming just before playing Long Beach State on Nov. 30 and Dec. 15.

The game was scheduled to tip off at noon on ESPN2, then postponed to 2 p.m. before eventually being postponed indefinitely.

The biggest difference in this postponement compared to the first two is the proximity. Both games against Long Beach State were scheduled to be played at Pauley Pavilion. UCLA was in Eugene for its second Pac-12 conference game of the season, essentially resulting in a wasted trip and resources.

UCLA (5-2, 1-0 Pac-12) is scheduled to be in action on Dec. 31 at home against Utah at 4 p.m. on FS1.

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